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City and Country: An Interdisciplinary Collection

ISBN: 978-0-631-22884-4
300 pages
August 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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The sixteen ground-breaking essays in this volume examine the processes by which cities grow and how current public policy, both in the area of zoning and town planning respond to this process.
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City and Country: an Interdisciplinary Collection:.

1. Editor's Introduction: Laurence S. Moss.

Part I: Historical Perspectives on the Agglomeration Approach to Economic Growth:.

1. Henry George and Classical Growth Theory: A Significant Contribution to Modeling Scale Economies : John Whitaker.

2. Modeling Agglomeration and Dispersion in City and Country Gunnar Myrdal, François Perroux, and the New Economic Geography: Stephen J. Meardon.

3. City and Country: Lessons from European Economic Thought: Jürgen G. Backhaus; Gerrit Meijer.

4. Making the Country Work for the City: Von Thünen's Ideas in Geography, Agricultural Economics and the Sociology of Agriculture: Daniel Block, E. Melanie DuPuis.

Part II: New Research on Size, Geography, Specialization and Productivity:.

1. Agglomeration and Congestionin the Economics of Ideas and Technological Change: Norman Sedgley; Bruce Elmslie.

2. Zipf's Law for Cities and Beyond: The Case of Denmark: Thorbjørn Knudsen.

3. The Structure of Sprawl: Identifying and Characterizing Employment Centers in Polycentric Metropolitan Areas: Nathan B. Anderson, William T. Bogart.

4. Edge Cities and the Viability of Metropolitan Economies: Contributions to Flexibility and External Linkages by New Urban Service Environments: David L. McKee; Yosra A. McKee.

5. Manufacturing and Rural Economies in the United States: The Role of Nondurable Producers, Labor Costs and State Taxes: Mark Jelavich.

Part III: Case Studies: Land Value Taxation and Real Estate Development:.

1. Value Capture as a Policy Tool in Transportation Economics: An Exploration in Public Finance in the Tradition of Henry George: H. William Batt.

2. Coordinating Opposite Approaches to Managing Urban Growth and Curbing Sprawl: A Synthesis: Thomas L. Daniels.

3. Leapfrogging, Urban Sprawl, and Growth Management: Phoenix, 1950–2000: Carol E. Heim.

4. A City without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri: Kevin Fox Gotham.

5. A City Divided by Political Philosophies: Residential Development in a Bi-Provincial City in Canada: Gura Bhargava.

Part IV: The Transformation of the City in the 21st Century:.

1. International Sister-Cities: Bridging the Global-Local Divide: Rolf D. Cremer; Anne de Bruin; Ann Dupuis.

2. The Completely Decentralized City: The Case for Benefits Based Public Finance: Fed E. Foldvary.

Index.

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Laurence S. Moss now serves as editor of The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. He is a Professor of Economics at Babson College and has served as the President of the History of Economics Society. He is also a well-known historian of economic thought. Moss is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and now serves on the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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  • A novel statistical method for identifying employment centers in the polycentric city.
  • Several essays deal with the amazing Zipf's Law.
  • The volume contains a number of case studies describing the experiences of major cities such as Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; and Lloydminster, Canada with patterns of development including urban sprawl.
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